Testimonials

08/27/2013
Joe & Jo from Tacoma, Washington
Looking for a place to bring motorcycle riding friends for a few days of riding and talk, just what friends do. Could not find a better place. Great location. Beer and wine with food across the parking lot – what more could you ask for? We will be back!


08/26/2013
The Cottons from Denver City, Texas
Very quiet and peaceful, just what we needed. We were here to visit family; the beds and room were great. The breakfasts were awesome. Thank you!


07/26/2013
Mike Gillespie
Woodie and I had a wonderful stay. What a great spot for the last night of our motorcycle trip! The lodge is lovey and very comfortable. Thanks.


07/2013
The Royers from Portland, Oregon
Rooms were nice and clean, great food and service. We loved it here! Thank you so much!


05/29/2013
Dawn & Ed Marges from Salem, Oregon
As usual, what a wonderful place to be! We floated from Spray to Service Creek – a beautiful trip with lots of whitewater ripples doable for non-experts (at 600 CFS). Beautiful country, great food, great hosts. Our favorite place.


05/24/2013
Kendra & Eugene from Petaluma, California
We enjoyed our stay and especially the welcoming friendly staff at the store and restaurant.


04/26/2013
Just got back after 7 leisurely days on the river, Clarno to Cottonwood. A hot shower, a bed, and an awesome prime rib dinner seem like heaven. What a great place to unwind and relax!


03/27/2013
Jamie & Syrus Swan
My son and I had an amazing stay at your lodge. We enjoyed our time playing during the day and relaxing at night. Loved our stop to view the Painted Hills. My son Cyrus said Rich is an awesome cook! Breakfast was awesome!
Thanks for the hospitality!


08/27/12
Kevin & Susan Sextan from Winslow, Buckinghamshire, England
How strange to find Richmond and Twickenham close by!  I was born on the edge of Twickenham and Richmond is on the opposite bank of the River Thames – on the western suburbs of London (England).  My wife also lived in Richmond for a while.  Had a wonderful time here for two days in this lovely peaceful setting, with good food and local Deschutes beer!  Traveled from Chicago to Portland by train.  Drove along Columbia Gorge (magnificent!) to Biggs, then we’re moving on to Sunriver, Crater Lake, Mount Shasta, Lassen Volcanic Park, Bassetts, CA, and Sacramento.  Then by train back to Chicago.  So will have seen over 5.500 miles of the US.  Breathtaking!
(PS.  Sheep Rock and Painted Hills were fabulous!)


06/27/11
Marilyn & David Dent from Portland, Oregon
Brought grandchildren Matthew and Abby on a journey through time.  Rafted the river – plenty of fishing and hiked Blue Basin.
Clean rooms, delicious food, great hospitality.
Thanks


09/03/10
Chance & Sandra Harris from Wenatchee, Washington
After a long day on our motorcycle, we were especially happy to find this place.  It was a perfect mix of great food, comfortable beds & beautiful stars.  We enjoyed visiting with you.


08/04/10
Priscilla & Bill Bigler from Terrebonne, Oregon
What a pleasant surprise!  We appreciate the history you are preserving here.  A peaceful respite, good food, peaches picked from the trees, swimming in the John Day on a hot summer day.  Thank you.  Great respite!


06/12/10
Shawn, Laura, & Morgan Kennely
Finally, Sun!  Put in at “Wooden Bridge” & water was fast & high.  Fish were nibbling but none caught.  Saw a river otter, bald eagle, horse herd, cows, and a snake & deer…but no fish.  Still the sun warmed our white bodies & gave us summer hope.  Lovely place with good fun & food & no cell phones.
Will be back!


05/30/10
We were here for the Spray Rodeo!
Some of us gals have been to the rodeo years ago when we were rodeo queens.  Some of us was our first time.  We all had a wonderful time making new memories!  Our stay in the “Cowboy Room” was very cozy and homey – a little disappointed that the Cowboy Room wasn’t equipped with cowboys already in it. 🙂  Just jokin!  Hahaha!
Our all around stay was so wonderful and relaxing and we are all planning on coming back again!  We really like Wheeler County, it is such a pretty area, and all the folks are friendly!
Thanks again for all the hospitality!
Your friends from:  Winlock, Napavine, Ethel, Adna, & Chehalis, Washington

Helen Buda~Lewis County Rodeo Queen in 1984 Leah Walch~Lewis County Rodeo Queen 2003
Karen Mullins~Princess Napwina 1982 Debra Adair-Keys~Lewis County Rodeo Queen 1985

05/29/10
Richard & Karen Greco from West Linn, Oregon
Thank you for a lovely memorial Day week-end. You have a charming bed & breakfast. The food was good and we appreciated your wonderful hospitality.


05/18/10
Zora Belle Roley from South Beach, Oregon

When searching for a get away
Service Creek Lodge is a place to stay,
No one to interrupt your night of sleep,
This beautiful land embeds memories deep.

Traveling Oregon, my native land
Still holds at 72 wonders found,
Peaches in Kimberly? I never knew!
My mind expands as history grew.

Rocks, fossils, painted hills –
Much to do here – abundance of thrills,
Come to Service Creek, Fossil, or Spray,
You’ll be back for a longer stay.


03/28/10
The Waylands from Eugene stayed four nights in #2 – great sleeping!
John loved the pie, had his last piece during our final breakfast.
We saw so many wonderful things:
* Digging & pulling apart shale behind Fossil Wheeler High School – we found a berrie!
* Favorite trip to ghost towns ending at the above in Fossil —
* East past Spray
* North on 207 to Hardman – great partial ghost town.
* Up through Briggs – Lots of pheasants.
* West on 206 to Redding Rd across from Eightmile.
* Very good gravel road to Lone Rock ghost town – if you see somebody just wave.
* Lone Rock partial ghost town very lovely, not nearly as desolate as Hardman.
* Heading out of Lone Rock road becomes paved right away.
* met up with 206 and continued west to Condon – great espresso in the shop on the corner – wonderful old fashioned “tasty-freeze” ice cream down the street.
* South to Fossil, and then to Service Creek.
* Strawberry mountains.
* Enjoy this beautiful area!


03/20/10
Karen Jacobs from Prairie City
Thanks for a nice relaxing home after our bike tour of Wheeler County. A great trip to Twickenham & great views of the geology.

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